Beginners Guide to Meditation

Contemplative practice is an incredibly reliable means of self and social improvement. Meditation is a tool for exercising awareness, to improve, understand, and better control one’s mind. Awareness controls the entire conscious thought process, and… Continue reading

Free-Will and the Subconscious

Most people believe themselves to be in complete control of their minds. I always thought I was. I can tell you now, with certainty, that isn’t the case. The brain is an associating… Continue reading

Six Degrees of Separation

Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than six… Continue reading

Perspectives on Chaos Theory

Clouds pass overhead in seemingly random patterns. These patterns may sometimes appear similar, but will never repeat themselves. As random as they may seem, they are not. The patterns are created and governed… Continue reading

How the Mind Influences Gene Expression

I think everybody is aware that their traits are at least somewhat determined by genetics. The nature vs nurture debate goes way back, and it’s become obvious that the answer is clearly both.… Continue reading

Management and Personal Ambition

Below is an excerpt on management and personal ambition from “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. “Keith is one example of many managers who spend years desperately trying to impress their superiors for a… Continue reading

Reflections on Literature 1

Reflections on Literature 2/1-7/1 (2015) I’ve condensed 5 months of reading, 20 books, into little espressos of knowledge. Enjoy! Quantum Consciousness – Wolinsky Deprogramming. Forget what you think you know. You cannot fill… Continue reading

The Brain 101

The human brain is the most complex known thing in the universe. While still poorly understood, we’ve learned more about it in the last 15 years than the previous 15 million. What we… Continue reading

The Cosmic Perspective

The best way to begin understanding the Cosmic Perspective is to reflect on the picture above and a well-known quote by Carl Sagan. 25 years ago, Voyager 1 took a picture of earth from… Continue reading

A Basic Understanding of Mindfulness

The Basics of Mindfulness Understanding the basics of mindfulness really comes down to two key principles. They are: Maintaining presence of mind, and maintaining awareness of thoughts, feelings, emotions, and bodily sensations. The… Continue reading